Stock Image

Decameron (Hardback)

Giovanni Boccaccio

27,921 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1841593222 / ISBN 13: 9781841593227
Published by Everyman, United Kingdom, 2009
New Condition: New Hardcover
From The Book Depository (London, United Kingdom)

AbeBooks Seller Since January 14, 2010

Quantity Available: 1

Buy New
Price: US$ 20.01 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free From United Kingdom to U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Language: English . Brand New Book. The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Some believe many parts of the tales are indebted to the influence of The Book of Good Love. Many notable writers such as Chaucer are said to have drawn inspiration from The Decameron. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781841593227

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Decameron (Hardback)

Publisher: Everyman, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1348, the Black Death ravages Florence and ten young Florentines flee to take refuge in the countryside where they entertain themselves with disparate tales of love, eros, death and corruption featuring a host of colourful characters from corrupt clergymen and mad kings to devious lovers and false saints. Taken from the Greek for 'ten days' Boccaccio's medieval tales draw on many ancient European and global mythologies and in turn heavily influenced the likes of Chaucer and Shakespeare. J.G. Nichols' new translation stays as faithful to the original as possible while being written in a clear and eminently readable modern English, capturing the timeless humour and adventure from one of the great original classics of European Literature.

About the Author:

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) is one of the most famous authors in Italian literature. An important Renaissance humanist, his works include On Famous Women, The Decameron and his poetry in the vernacular.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Book Depository is an international bookseller. We ship our books to over 100 countries around the globe and we are always looking to add more countries to the list. We really, really love books and offer millions of titles, currently over 10 million of them, with this figure increasing daily. Living by our motto, 'Bookseller to the World', we focus on offering as many titles as possible to as many customers as possible. Most of our titles are dispatched within 2 business days of your order. Apart from publishers, distributors and wholesalers, we even list and supply books from other retailers! We hope you enjoy our selection and discover your new favourite book.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All books are shipped in New condition promptly, we are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order. Name of business : The Book Depository Ltd Form of legal entity : A Limited Company Business address: The Book Depository, 60 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD, United Kingdom Email address: abebo...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns upto 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express